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>> Excuse me folks.>> Intimate details of Donald Trump's life may now be bedside reading for Vladimir Putin. After Russian cyber spies broke into Democratic Party servers, getting away with unflattering tidbits on the presumptive Republican nominee. The hackers targeting the dirty laundry Democrats have been digging up on the Donald, known inside the beltway as opposition research.
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Dustin Volts is following this story.>> So there are two hacking groups that appear to have breached the Democrats' database. One is codenamed Cozy Bear and one is codenamed Fancy Bear. And Cozy Bear appears to be have been in the Democrats' network from last summer, actually. Fancy Bear however came in, researchers say, much more recently in April, and they went straight for the opposition research on Donald Trump.
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The opposition research could be anything that is embarrassing to anything that can make a voter think a candidate is not someone they should vote for.>> Moscow, viewed as the most able US opponent in cyberspace, denying it carried out the hack.>> This is stuff that is valuable to a foreign nation state.
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One that we have a precarious relationship with on the global stage. If Donald Trump becomes President, of course, could be useful for the Russians down the road. Donald Trump bills himself as a dealmaker. And if he's trying to make deals on the international stage with a country like Russia, it could certainly be advantageous for Vladimir Putin, others to know very intimate details about him, his history, his business dealing, what makes him tick.
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>> US officials telling Reuters Russian cyber thieves have also tried to hack into Trump's campaign, and Hillary Clinton's.